|"Hallowe'en" - Robert Burns|
This Robert Burns poem chronicles Halloween divination customs still alive in his time in rural parts of Scotland. He also chronicles the associated party!
|"Horatius", from Lays of Ancient Rome - Thomas Babington Macaulay|
You've seen literary references to Horatius at the Bridge and Volaterrae and "Lars Porsena of Clusium, to the Nine Gods he swore", but they don't make folks read that in school anymore. So why not read it for yourself? This is fun stuff! The idea behind Lays of Ancient Rome was to recreate (for fun and education) the sort of pre-classical ballad poetry that we know the republican Romans had. Whether or not it's anything like that, it's certainly good historical fiction and good rousing poetry.
Keywords: Audiobook - Poetry; History
|"How I Lost My Gravity" - Fitz-James O'Brien|
A (purposefully humorous) tale of pre-Civil War speculative physics.
Keywords: Audiobook - Fiction; Science Fiction
|"Hymn for the Lighting of the Lamps" - Aurelius Clemens Prudentius (Tr. by R. Martin Pope)|
Prudentius, a Christian Roman poet from Spain, wrote several books of poems and hymns. This one is from the Liber Cathemerinon, a book of hymns for various hours and holy days. Bonus tracks are included: "Inventor Rutili", a Latin chant hymn drawn from the first 12 lines of the "Hymn for the Lighting of the Lamps", both in Latin and English. Also, "Hymn for the Burial of the Dead".
Keywords: Audiobook - Poetry; Religion
|"Hymn to Christ" - Clement of Alexandria|
An early Christian hymn to Christ.
Keywords: Audiobook - Poetry
|H.M.S. Pinafore; Or, The Lass That Loved A Sailor - W. S. Gilbert|
LibriVox recording of H.M.S. Pinafore; Or, The Lass That Loved A Sailor by W. S. Gilbert. Read in English by David Wales In this recording, one person reads the entire play, all parts, including the stage directions. Even without the support of Arthur Sullivan’s music and the interpretation of actors, the consummate silliness of Gilbert’s libretto entertains. H.M.S. Pinafore; or, The Lass That Loved a Sailor is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and a libretto by W...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; satire; operetta; savoyard; savoy
|Habits that Handicap - Charles B. Towns|
LibriVox recording of Habits that Handicap, by Charles B. Towns. Habits that Handicap is one of three novels about alcoholism and drug addiction written by Charles B. Towns. Towns was an expert on alcoholism and drug addiction who helped draft drug control legislation in the United States during the early 20th century. He also founded the Towns Hospital in New York City, which aimed at drying out the well-to-do patient...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; drugs; alcohol; addiction; treatment; non-fiction
Downloads: 12,967 (2 reviews)
|Hagar of the Pawn-Shop - Fergus Hume|
LibriVox recording of Hagar of the Pawn-Shop by Fergus Hume. Read in English by Grant Hurlock Hagar Stanley, a beautiful young Gypsy, is driven by sexual harassment to leave her tribe and seek refuge with her uncle Jacob, a miserly London pawnbroker. He dies after teaching Hagar the business, and she takes over running the popshop till the legitimate heir can be traced. In the odd assortment of objects that pass across her counter, Hagar uncovers one mystery after another...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; Mystery; London; victorian; gypsies; detection; pawnshop
Downloads: 6,687 (4 reviews)
|Hagar's Daughter. A Story of Southern Caste Prejudice - Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins|
LibriVox recording of Hagar's Daughter. A Story of Southern Caste Prejudice by Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins. Read by LibriVox Volunteers Hagar's Daughter was first published serially in "The Colored American Magazine" in 1901-1902 by Pauline E. Hopkins, a prominent African-American novelist, journalist, historian, and playwright. The book was described as "a powerful narrative of love and intrigue, founded on events which happened in the exciting times immediately following the assassination of Pr...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; slavery; abolition; racism; emancipation
Downloads: 11,623 (1 review)
|Half-Past Bedtime - H.H. Bashford|
LibriVox recording of HALF-PAST BEDTIME, by H.H. Bashford. Ah, the wonderful adventures of Marian after she meets the strange Mr. Jugg. "And who are you, Mr Jugg?" she inquired. "I'm the King of the Bumpies," he replied. When Marian was puzzled there came a little straight line, exactly in the middle, between her two eyebrows. "What are bumpies?" she said. "My hat!" he gasped. "Haven't you ever heard of bumpies?" Marian shook her head...
Keywords: children; librivox; audiobooks; humor; bashford
|Half-Past Bedtime - V2|
LibriVox recording of Half-Past Bedtime by Henry Bashford. Read in English by Inah Derby; Edward Kirkby; Ellen Preckel; Lynne Thompson; Kamna; Rebecca Braunert-Plunkett; KHand and Dasha Davis. The wonderful adventures of Marian after she meets the strange Mr. Jugg. "And who are you, Mr Jugg?" she inquired. "I'm the King of the Bumpies," he replied. When Marian was puzzled there came a little straight line, exactly in the middle, between her two eyebrows...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; adventure; children; fairy-tales; fantasy; fiction; nature; literature
|Hamish Copley reading at Zeke's Gallery - Hamish Copley|
On March 25, 2006 as part of a reading by Graduate Students in the creative writing program at Concordia University.
Keywords: Poetry; Short Story; Literature; Reading; Performance; Montreal
|Hamlet (version 3) - William Shakespeare|
LibriVox recording of Hamlet, by William Shakespeare. Read by a full cast. The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts on his uncle Claudius for murdering King Hamlet, Claudius's brother and Prince Hamlet's father, and then succeeding to the throne and taking as his wife Gertrude, the old king's widow and Prince Hamlet's mother...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; drama; shakespeare; hamlet
Downloads: 14,763 (1 review)
|Hamlet Version 2 - William Shakespeare|
LibriVox recording of HAMLET, by William Shakespeare. Read by Sam Stinson. The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts on his uncle Claudius for murdering King Hamlet, Claudius's brother and Prince Hamlet's father, and then succeeding to the throne and taking as his wife Gertrude, the old king's widow and Prince Hamlet's mother...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; drama; playreading
|Hand and Ring - Anna Katharine Green|
LibriVox recording of Hand and Ring, by Anna Katharine Green. Read by Richard Kilmer. Widow Clemmens is struck down in her parlor while the town's legal professionals chat outside the courthouse down the street. An investigation is made and two equally plausible suspects are quickly unearthed. But is either guilty? And what role does the mysterious Miss Imogene Dare play in this drama? A classic Green mystery notable particularly for the extended courtroom scenes in the second half of the book...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; fiction; mystery
Downloads: 4,656 (1 review)
|Handbook of Nature-Study, Part 1 - Anna Botsford Comstock|
LibriVox recording of Handbook of Nature-Study, Part 1, by Anna Botsford Comstock. Read by Jill Engle. Handbook of Nature-Study was written by Anna Botsford Comstock during an era of growing societal concern for man's treatment of the natural world. Out of this concern grew the nature study movement which sought to teach science to school children (and others) through direct observation of nature by the students themselves instead of by the study of nature books...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; children; nature; animals; birds; science
|Handbüchlein der stoischen Moral - Epiktet|
LibriVox recording of Handbüchlein der stoischen Moral, by Epiktet. Read by redaer. Encheiridion, stoische Regeln für ein zufriedenes Leben. Knapp und ausgezeichnet. Geschrieben von Epiktet (ca. 50-138). Übersetzung durch Carl Conz von 1864. (Summary by redaer) This reading is in German. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: librivox; philosophy; audiobook; audiobuch; German; Deutsch; Epiktet; Stoicism; Moral
|Handorakel und Kunst der Weltklugheit - Baltasar Gracián|
LibriVox recording of Handorakel und Kunst der Weltklugheit, by Baltasar Gracián. Read by Redaer. Richtiges Leben und Regeln dazu. Wertvoll und hilfreich. (Summary by redaer) For further information, including links to M4B audio book, online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats or languages (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org.
Keywords: LibriVox; audio book; Non-fiction; philosophy; Philosophie; German; Deutsch; Handorakel und Kunst der Weltklugheit; Art of Worldly Wisdom; Baltasar Gracián; Arthur Schopenhauer
Reading of the poem hands by Petar Radujkovich, (Sorry for the low quality) Funny poem, check out www.nearsidefiles.blogspot.com for more
Keywords: Poetry; Comedy; Humor; Funny Poetry; Poem; Audio
|Hannibal - Jacob Abbott|
LibriVox recording of Hannibal, by Jacob Abbott. Read by LibriVox volunteers. There are certain names which are familiar, as names, to all mankind; and every person who seeks for any degree of mental cultivation, feels desirous of informing himself of the leading outlines of their history, that he may know, in brief, what it was in their characters or their doings which has given them so widely-extended a fame...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; history; military history; ancient history; Carthage; Carthaginian; Punic War; Scipio
Downloads: 72,354 (1 review)
|Hans Brinker - Mary Mapes Dodge|
Librivox recording of Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge. Read by Mark F. Smith. Mary Mapes Dodge created an instant bestseller with "Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates." She wanted the book to be partly a book of travels and partly a domestic story. It is a tale written for children that adults also find interesting and uplifting. Dodge writes as if she is sending a series of letters from Holland to children in America, and her you-are-there perspective is aided by a nice atte...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; children's literature; skating; Holland; The Netherlands
Downloads: 41,114 (1 review)
|Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tale Collection - Hans Christian Andersen|
LibriVox recording of Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tale Collection, by Hans Christian Andersen. These are 25 fairy tales written by Hans Christian Andersen - A collection of something for everyone - the very popular stories, the less well-known stories and favorites, that both children and grownups can enjoy. (Summary by Neeru Iyer) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog ...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; fairy tales; Andersen
|Hans Christian Andersen: Fairytales and Short Stories Volume 1, 1835 to 1842 - Hans Christian Andersen|
LibriVox recording of Hans Christian Andersen: Fairytales and Short Stories Volume 1, 1835 to 1842, by Hans Christian Andersen. A collection of some of Hans Christian Andersen's works. He is a Danish author and poet most famous for his fairy tales. (Summary by Kristingj) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; children; fairy tales
|Hans Christian Andersen: Fairytales and Short Stories Volume 2, 1844 to 1847 - Hans Christian Andersen|
LibriVox recording of Hans Christian Andersen: Fairytales and Short Stories Volume 2, 1844 to 1847, by Hans Christian Andersen. A collection of some of Hans Christian Andersen's works. He is a Danish author and poet most famous for his fairy tales. (Summary by Kristingj) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; fairy tales; children; teen; tales; short stories; Hans Christan Andersen; The Snow Queen; The Nightingale; The Ugly Duckling
|Hans Christian Andersen: Fairytales and Short Stories Volume 3, 1848 to 1853 - Hans Christian Andersen|
LibriVox recording of Fairytales and Short Stories Volume 3, 1848 to 1853, by Hans Christian Andersen. Read by volunteer readers. A collection of some of Hans Christian Andersen's works. He is a Danish author and poet most famous for his fairy tales. (Summary by Kristingj) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobook; fairy tales; children; teen; tales; short stories; Hans Christan Andersen
|Hans Christian Andersen: Fairytales and Short Stories Volume 4, 1854 to 1859 - Hans Christian Andersen|
LibriVox recording of Hans Christian Andersen: Fairytales and Short Stories Volume 4, 1854 to 1859 by Hans Christian Andersen. Read in English by Katia Bodiou; Greg Giordano; Anastasiia Solokha; Kristin Gjerløw; Jennifer Dorr; Erin Lottes; caromopfen; Slawek; Anna Simon; Claire Schreuder; KHand; Larry Wilson; Michelle Tan; HannahBanana; Zachary Brewster-Geisz; KathleenLarberg A collection of some of Hans Christian Andersen's works...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks
|Happy Days - A. A. Milne|
LibriVox recording of Happy Days by A. A. Milne. Although best known for his Winnie the Pooh stories, A.A. Milne spent years as an editor at the English humor magazine Punch. These sprightly essays were chosen from the hundreds he wrote during that period. As usual, they are funny, wry, and poke fun at almost all of our human foibles. There are 6 short one act plays that he wrote to demonstrate the 6 allowable plots for amateur playwrights and they are absolutely hilarious...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; humor; essays
|Happy Jack - Thornton W. Burgess|
LibriVox recording of Happy Jack by Thornton W. Burgess. Read in English by Carina Pereira; Tracy Dan; omadarlin; Kimberly Krause; Linda Dougherty; Jennifer Dorr; Vanessa Garcia; Denise Nordell; Beth Joy The adventures and perils of Happy Jack the Squirrel in the Green Forest, co-starring Happy Jack's cousins Chatterer the Red Squirrel and Striped Chipmunk, friends Sammy Jay, Tommy Tit, Whitefoot the Wood Mouse, and Shadow the Weasel as Happy Jack's enemy...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; fiction; friends; kids; children's; child; juvenile; cousins; hound; farm; owl; squirrel; green forest; red squirrel; weasel; hawk; chipmunk; raccoon; wood mouse; farmer brown; farmer brown's boy; nature stories; enemies
|Harbour Dawn - Lucy Maud Montgomery|
LibriVox recording of Harbour Dawn by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Read in English by Ann Boulais; Andy Walla; Bruce Kachuk; fshort; Greg Giordano; Leonard Wilson; MaryAnn; Rosslyn Carlyle; Rachel; Tasleem Khan; Vanessa Cooley Librivox volunteers bring you 11 readings of Harbour Dawn by L. M. Montgomery. This was the fortnightly poem for November 23 - December 7, 2014. - Summary by Rachel For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats ...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; nautical & marine fiction
|Hard Times - Charles Dickens|
Hard Times, the shortest of Dickens’s full-length novels, is set in the fictitious Victorian-England city of Coketown, where facts are the rule and all fancy is to be stamped out. The plot centers around the men and women of the town, some of whom are beaten down by the city’s utilitarian ideals and some of whom manage to rise above it. The novel was written in 1854 and was a scathing attack on then-current ideas of utilitarianism, which Dickens viewed as a selfish and at times oppressive ph...
Keywords: charles dickens; coketown; hard times; utilitarianism; social critique
|Hard Times (dramatic reading) - Charles Dickens|
LibriVox recording of Hard Times by Charles Dickens. Read by Bob Neufeld, with a full cast. Charles Dickens' 1854 novel opens with the philosophy of education espoused by the eminently practical Mr. Gradgrind, who prizes "facts and calculations." He raises his children, most prominently Louisa and Tom, to eschew imagination and emotion and embrace order and reason. The results are disastrous: Louisa marries out of duty to the supposed self-made man Mr...
Keywords: librivox; audio; dickens; novel; dramatic reading
|Hard Times, Locked Out and On Strike - Charles Dickens|
LibriVox recording of Hard Times (version 2), Locked Out and On Strike by Charles Dickens. Read by Phil Benson Hard Times was Dickens's shortest novel and the only one to be set in the industrial north of England. A fast moving story with a typical cast of larger than life characters, the novel is a vehicle for a humanist critique of both utilitarian education ('Teach these boys and girls nothing but facts', says Mr...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; education; Lancashire; preston; trade unions
|Harding's Luck - Edith Nesbit|
LibriVox recording of Harding's Luck, by Edith Nesbit. Harding's luck is sequel to E. Nesbit's "The House of Arden". It tells the story of Dickie Harding, a disabled boy, who one day accidentelly discovers an old magic, that allows him to travel into his own past. There he meets Elfrida and Edred Arden (as told in "The House of Arden") and together they seek for a long lost treasure. (Summary by Elli) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cove...
Keywords: Librivox; Audiobook; Children; House of Arden
|Harold the Dauntless - Sir Walter Scott|
LibriVox recording of Harold the Dauntless, by Sir Walter Scott. Read by Nathan. Harold the Dauntless is a rhymed, romantic, narrative-poem by Sir Walter Scott. Written in 1817, it weaves together elements of popular English legends and folklore using dramatic themes.The poem recounts the exploits and the personal spiritual journey of a doubtful knight errant - Harold the son of Danish Count Witikind: who seeks to recover his lands and wed a suitable spouse.Fire-breathing Harold is as much a str...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobook; poem; knight errant; norse gods
|Harper's Young People, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Nov. 4, 1879 - Various|
LibriVox recording of Harper's Young People, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Nov. 4, 1879 by Various. Read in English by jlenardon; Anusha Iyer; Jill Engle Harper's Young People upon its first publication in 1879 was an illustrated weekly publication containing delightful serialized stories, short stories,fiction and nonfiction, anecdotes, jokes, artwork, and more for children. Published by Harper & Brothers, known for their other publications Harper's Bazaar and Harper's Magazine...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; humor; children; fiction; animals; nonfiction; science; stories; childhood; periodical; weekly; artwork; serial
|Harrington - Maria Edgeworth|
LibriVox recording of Harrington, by Maria Edgeworth. Read by Jenny Bradshaw and Lee Smalley. Harrington follows the protagonist of the same name who tries to explore his memories in order to understand his views on Jews. It begins with Harrington's early images of Jews, which are formed by a collection stories told by his maid, of Simon the Jew. His parents further strengthen this image by rewarding Harrington's antisemitism...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobook; fiction; racism; romance; anti-Semitism
Downloads: 1,231 (1 review)
|Harry Smith Cajun music. - Smith, Harry|
A compilation of sounds by Harry Smith with chanting, street sounds, singing, poetry, blues, and rock. Includes the Fugs playing, "The Summer of Love," "The Modest Rose," and "Ciao Man." This tape is likely to include sounds made from a microphone hung out of Allen Ginsberg's New York Lower East Side apartment.
Keywords: mysticism; consciousness
Downloads: 8,186 (3 reviews)
|Harry Smith class. - Smith, Harry|
A class with Harry Smith showing a movie and commenting on it.
Keywords: mysticism; consciousness
|Harry Smith lecture - Smith, Harry|
Harry Smith shows his films while playing various musical selections to accompany them.
Keywords: mysticism; consciousness
|Harry Smith lecture on - Smith, Harry|
Hary Smith Plays and comments on his film "heaven, earth, magic."
Keywords: consciousness and literature; mysticism
|Harry Smith lecture on Native American cosmos. - Smith, Harry|
Harry Smith describes two Native American ceremonies he witnessed in the early 1940's in the Pacific Northwest. Interspersed with his account of the ceremonies, he discusses tangentially various related topics, including Native American health before the European invasion, Native American sign language, the migration of symbols, misogyny in anthropological accounts of Native American peoples, creation myths, and cosmology.
Keywords: spirituality and literature; mysticism
Downloads: 5,543 (2 reviews)
|Harry Smith lecture on the Native American cosmos, July, 1990. - Smith, Harry|
Harry Smith lecture on mythology and cultural practices in traditional and indigenous cultures. Among other topics, he discusses belief in reincarnation, the ceremonial use of peyote, and creation stories.
Downloads: 3,995 (1 review)
|Harry Smith lecture on the rationality of namelessness. - Smith, Harry|
Harry Smith discusses Surrealism, liars and poetry, as he spends a good deal of the tape trying to find the poem he wants to read, parody of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic."
Keywords: consciousness and literature; experimental writing; mysticism
|Harry Smith lecture, 5:00 pm comments, July, 1989. - Smith, Harry|
A very short excerpt of Harry Smith talking about slam dancing, fans and clocks, and pinhole cameras,
Downloads: 2,774 (1 review)
|Harry Smith lecture, Indian cosmographies, July, 1990. - Smith, Harry|
A Harry Smith lecture on Native American world views. Smith discusses similarities with cultures in other parts of the world. He reviews a written handout and covers a wide variety of topics, including the place of flutes in selected Native cultures, twin stories and opposing forces, creation myths involving the earth diver, psychedelics, the world tree, dreams, and the end of the world.
|Harry Thurston reading at Zeke's Gallery - Harry Thurston|
Harry Thurston reading excerpts from his narative poem A Ship Portrait, at Zeke's Gallery in Montreal on October 5, 2005.
Keywords: Poetry; Reading; Montreal; Performance
|Harryette Mullen lecture on language, June, 2002. - Mullen, Harryette|
A Harryette Mullen lecture from the 2002 Naropa Summer Writing Program. Mullen discusses her interest in dictionaries, language and its reflection of human social dynamics. She also reads from and discusses an interview with her by Daniel Kane. They discuss the creation of her book Muse and Drudge, and discuss questions of race and gender in writing. She also touches on issues of language, colonization, identity, and writing tools such as Oulipo exercises.
|Has a Frog a Soul - Thomas H Huxley|
Librivox recording of Has a Frog a Soul? by Thomas H. Huxley. Read by CarlManchester Thomas Huxley, known as "Darwin's Bulldog" for his championing and development of Darwinism, was perhaps the most important Victorian biologist after Darwin himself. This speech to the Metaphysical Society in 1870 is one of Huxley's best known texts outside the sphere of his specialism, and remains read today by students of philosophy...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; science; speech; metaphysics; philosophy; huxley; frog; soul
|Havoc - E. Phillips Oppenheim|
LibriVox recording of Havoc by E. Phillips Oppenheim. Read in English by Tom Weiss Havoc occurs when European countries are discussing covert alliances. The story revolves around the creation of a secret alliance between Germany, Russia, and Austria. The English hope to split Russia away by holding the Czar to his previous public commitments, but they need proof of what was done to create the pressure...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; espionage; spies
|Hawkins Four Extraordinary Women part 1 August 2005 - Hawkins, Bobbie Louise|
Bobbie Louise Hawkins lectures on Marguerite Duras: Imagining a Life, the first lecture in a four part series called Four Extraordinary Women. Hawkins talks about the life and writing of Duras, focusing on the book, The Lover. She also talks about autobiography as fiction and the writing process.